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The McGill Library Rare Books and Special Collections began collecting rare materials in the 1850s, and through gift and purchase the holdings now constitute rich and highly diverse research collections. The humanities and social sciences and in particular art and architecture, Canadiana, history, literature, the history of ideas (philosophy and religion), travel and exploration, and the history of the book form the core of the collection. More information can be found on the library’s website http://www.mcgill.ca/library/branches/rarebooks/about


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151 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Topics: Cooking., Cooking, Canadian., Baking., Bread., Pastry., Flour., Five Roses Flour., McGill...
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by Allemagne, Henry René d', 1863-1950
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2 volumes : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits, plans ; 33 cm
Topics: Cards -- History., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Saul Shapiro Collection of...
40 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm
Topics: Desserts., Bread., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Desserts, Bread
McGill University Library
by Corbin, Henry; Nasr, Seyyed Hossein; McGill University. Institute of Islamic Studies. Tehran Branch; Dānishgāh-i Tihrān; Anjuman-i Shāhanshāhī-i Falsafah-ʼi Īrān
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xxxii, 702, 179, 21 pages, [9] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Topics: Corbin, Henry., Corbin, Henry, -- -1978., Islam -- Doctrines., Sufism., McGill University Library...
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by Salon des Tuileries (6th : 1928 : Paris); Besnard, Paul Albert, 1849-1934
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146 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 18 cm
Topics: Salon des Tuileries -- (6th : -- 1928 : -- Paris, France) -- Catalogs., Painting, French -- 20th...
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by Allemagne, Henry René d', 1863-1950
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2 volumes : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits, plans ; 33 cm
Topics: Cards -- History., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Saul Shapiro Collection of...
183, 3 pages, [11] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Topics: Flour., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Flour,...
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by Sainte-Marie Edith, soeur; Ecole ménagère provinciale
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xvi, 336 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Topics: Cooking, French-Canadian., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
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by Familex Products Company
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123 pages : color illustrations, portrait ; 24 cm
Topics: Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking,...
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by Great Britain. Commissioners for Adjusting the Boundaries for the British and French Possessions in America; Silhouette, Étienne de, 1709-1767; La Galissonnière, Roland Michel Barrin, marquis de, 1693-1756; La Ville, Jean-Ignace de, 1690-1774; France. Commissaires sur les possessions et les droits de la Grande-Bretagne et de la France en Amérique; Jefferson Exhibit Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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4 v. : maps (engravings) ; 26 cm (4to)
Topics: Nova Scotia -- Boundaries., Saint Lucia -- Early works to 1800., Acadia -- Early works to 1800.,...
McGill University Library
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723 pages illustrations 27 cm
Topics: Occultism -- Dictionaries -- French., Magic -- Dictionaries -- French., Superstition --...
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by Gid, Raymond; Sontheimer Foundation, former owner. MCR-S
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415 pages : illustrations, map ; 19 cm.
Topics: Cooking, French., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking, French
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by Ogilvie Flour Mills Company
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176 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking., Home economics., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking,...
McGill University Library
by Pomiane, Edouard de, 1875-1964
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3 preliminary leaves, [9]-258 pages 19 cm
Topics: Menus., Cooking, French., Diet., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection,...
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by Martin, Rita; Robin Hood Flour Mills
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136 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking, American., Flour., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection,...
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by Canada Starch Company
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128 pages : illustrations, plan ; 22 cm
Topics: Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking,...
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by Magasins indépendants Victoria, issuing body
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112 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Topics: Cooking, French-Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking,...
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by De Proft, Melanie H; Bélisle, Louis-Alexandre, 1902-; Culinary Arts Institute
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68 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Topics: Cooking, French., Cuisine française., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
McGill University Library
by Anctil, Jeanne
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265 pages, [2] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 17 cm
Topics: Cooking, French-Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking,...
[18], 317, [13] leaves ; 24 cm
Topics: Geography -- Early works to 1800., World history -- Early works to 1800., McGill University Library...
[20], 325, [5], 52 pages, [11] folded leaves of plates : illustrations, folded maps, diagram, plans ; 23 cm (4to)
Topics: Indians of North America -- Canada., New France -- Discovery and exploration., America -- Discovery...
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by Vitruvius Pollio; Perrault, Claude, 1613-1688, translator; Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)
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10 preliminary leaves, 354, [14] pages, 1 leaf including illustrations, LXV (i.e. 68) plates, diagrams 44 cm
Topics: Architecture -- Early works to 1800., McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
McGill University Library
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24 cm : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Topics: Desserts., Cooking (Milk), Condensed milk., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
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by Voltaire, 1694-1778. Sermon des cinquantes; Meslier, Jean, 1664-1729? Works. Selections; Dumarsais, 1676-1756. Religion chrétienne analiseé; Holbach, Paul Henri Thiry, baron d', 1723-1789. Lettre de Trasibule à Leucippe; Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. Traite des trois imposteurs; Fontenelle, M. de (Bernard Le Bovier), 1657-1757; La Fare, Charles-Auguste, marquis de, 1644-1712; Naigeon, Jacques André, 1738-1810; Fréret, Nicolas, 1688-1749
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2 volumes ; 18 cm
Topics: Manuscripts, French -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal., Fontenelle, -- M. de -- (Bernard Le...
39, 27, [1] leaves : illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Baking -- Canada., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Baking
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by Puritas Limitée
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47 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 16 cm
Topics: Cooking., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection,...
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by Ogilvie Flour Mills Company. Division des ventes au détail
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283 pages ; 17 cm
Topics: Cooking., Cuisine., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking, Cuisine
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by Bézard; Le Corbusier, 1887-1965; ASCORAL, Sections 5a et 5b: Civilisation du travail ; 7.
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270 pages illustrations, plans (some color) 16 cm.
Topics: City planning., Country life., Industrial location., Regional planning., McGill University Library...
98 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Topics: Home economics -- Canada., Cooking, Canadian., Formulas, recipes, etc. -- Canada., McGill...
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by Voltaire, 1694-1778; Coore, John, former owner
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2 volumes in 1 ; 17 cm
Topic: McGill University Library Digitized Title
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by Charlevoix, Pierre-François-Xavier de, 1682-1761; Charlevoix, Pierre-François-Xavier de, 1682-1761. Journal d'un voyage
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6 volumes folded plates, folded maps, folded plans 17 cm
Topics: Canada -- History -- To 1763 (New France), Florida -- History -- Huguenot colony, 1562-1565.,...
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by Institution Chanoine Beaudet; Congrégation de Notre-Dame
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240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Topics: Cooking, French-Canadian., Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
808 pages, [17] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color), diagrams, maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Topics: Meteorology -- Popular works., Atmosphere -- Popular works., McGill University Library Digitized...
128 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking
McGill University Library
by Anctil, Jeanne
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265 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Topics: Cooking, French-Canadian., Cuisine canadienne-française., McGill University Library Digitized...
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by Voltaire, 1694-1778. Sermon des cinquantes; Meslier, Jean, 1664-1729? Works. Selections; Dumarsais, 1676-1756. Religion chrétienne analiseé; Holbach, Paul Henri Thiry, baron d', 1723-1789. Lettre de Trasibule à Leucippe; Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. Traite des trois imposteurs; Fontenelle, M. de (Bernard Le Bovier), 1657-1757; La Fare, Charles-Auguste, marquis de, 1644-1712; Naigeon, Jacques André, 1738-1810; Fréret, Nicolas, 1688-1749
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2 volumes ; 18 cm
Topics: Manuscripts, French -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal., Fontenelle, -- M. de -- (Bernard Le...
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by Guilbert, Yvette, 1865-1944
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4 preliminary leaves, 11-154, [1] pages, 2 leaves : frontispiece, illustrations (including music) plates, portraits ; 19 cm
Topics: Singing., Expression., Voice culture., Chant., Expression, Singing, Voice culture, McGill...
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by Sedaine, 1719-1797; Elluin, François Roland, 1745-1810; Borel, Antoine, 1743-1810
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2 volumes in 1 : illustrations, music ; 20 cm (8vo)
Topics: Songs, French -- 18th century -- Texts., Erotic songs -- France -- 18th century -- Texts., Songs,...
McGill University Library
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xxxx, 412, [4] pages : portrait ; 17 cm
Topics: Marie de l'Incarnation, -- mère, -- 1599-1672., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Lande...
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34 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Topics: Desserts., Cooking (Milk), Condensed milk., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
1 unnumbered leaf, 277 pages ; 18 cm (12mo)
Topics: Diaries -- Early works to 1800., French poetry -- 18th century., Songs, French -- France -- Texts...
124 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Topics: Cooking., Cuisine., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking, Cuisine
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by Martin, Rita; Steinberg's Limited; Robin Hood Flour Mills
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24 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 cm
Topics: Cooking., Cake., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking, Cake
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by Great Britain. Commissioners for Adjusting the Boundaries for the British and French Possessions in America; France. Commissaires sur les possessions et les droits de la Grande-Bretagne et de la France en Amérique
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2 volumes in 3
Topics: Nova Scotia -- Boundaries., Saint Lucia., Acadia., Canada -- History -- To 1763 (New France) --...
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by Charlevoix, Pierre-François-Xavier de, 1682-1761; Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772. Remarques ... sur les cartes et les plans
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3 v. : ill., maps ; 26 cm. (4to)
Topics: Canada -- History -- To 1763 (New France), Florida -- History -- Huguenot colony, 1562-1565.,...
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by Charlevoix, Pierre-François-Xavier de, 1682-1761; Charlevoix, Pierre-François-Xavier de, 1682-1761. Journal d'un voyage
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6 volumes folded plates, folded maps, folded plans 17 cm
Topics: Canada -- History -- To 1763 (New France), Florida -- History -- Huguenot colony, 1562-1565.,...
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by Epiciers modernes ltée; Magasins E-M Stores
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127 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Topics: Cooking., Home economics., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking,...
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by Charlevoix, Pierre-François-Xavier de, 1682-1761; Charlevoix, Pierre-François-Xavier de, 1682-1761. Journal d'un voyage
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6 volumes folded plates, folded maps, folded plans 17 cm
Topics: Canada -- History -- To 1763 (New France), Florida -- History -- Huguenot colony, 1562-1565.,...
115 pages ; 16 cm
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking
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by Mehren, A. F. (August Ferdinand), 1822-1907; Ibn ʻAsākir, ʻAlī ibn al-Ḥasan, 1105-1176. Tabyīn kadhib al-muftarī
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165 pages ; 25 cm
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Topics: Ashʻarī, Abū al-Ḥasan ʻAlī ibn Ismāʻīl, -- 873?-935?, Ashàri, Abu al-Hasan Àli...
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by Martin, Rita; Robin Hood Flour Mills
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29 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Topics: Cookies., Baking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cookies, Baking
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by Voltaire, 1694-1778, editor; Du Laurens, Henri-Joseph, 1719-1797, editor, attributed name; Voltaire, 1694-1778. Testament de Jean Meslier; Meslier, Jean, 1664-1729. Mémoire des pensées et sentiments de Jean Meslier; Voltaire, 1694-1778. Catéchisme de l'honnête-homme; Voltaire, 1694-1778. Sermon des cinquante; Dumarsais, 1676-1756. Examen de la religion; Dumarsais, 1676-1756. Philosophe; Fontenelle, M. de (Bernard Le Bovier), 1657-1757. Réflexions sur l'argument de M. Pascal, & de M. Locke, concernant la possibilité d'une autre vie à venir; Mirabaud, Jean Baptiste de, 1675-1760. Sentimens des philosophes sur la nature de l'âme; Fontenelle, M. de (Bernard Le Bovier), 1657-1757. Traité de la liberté
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xiv pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 224 pages ; 20 cm (8vo)
Topics: Rationalism -- Early works to 1800., Christianity -- Controversial literature -- Early works to...
15 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Topics: Soft drinks., Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Soft...
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by Charlevoix, Pierre-François-Xavier de, 1682-1761; Charlevoix, Pierre-François-Xavier de, 1682-1761. Journal d'un voyage
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6 volumes folded plates, folded maps, folded plans 17 cm
Topics: Canada -- History -- To 1763 (New France), Florida -- History -- Huguenot colony, 1562-1565.,...
[14] p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Topics: Cooking (Bread), Baking., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
McGill University Library
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29 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Topics: Cooking (Bread), Baking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Baking
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by Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
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166 pages ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking
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by Charlevoix, Pierre-François-Xavier de, 1682-1761; Charlevoix, Pierre-François-Xavier de, 1682-1761. Journal d'un voyage
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6 volumes folded plates, folded maps, folded plans 17 cm
Topics: Canada -- History -- To 1763 (New France), Florida -- History -- Huguenot colony, 1562-1565.,...
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by Biblioteca nazionale marciana; Omont, Henri Auguste, 1857-1940
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59 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Topics: Bēssariōn, -- Cardinal, -- 1403-1472 -- Library -- Catalogs., Biblioteca nazionale marciana --...
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by Charlevoix, Pierre-François-Xavier de, 1682-1761; Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772. Remarques ... sur les cartes et les plans
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3 v. : ill., maps ; 26 cm. (4to)
Topics: Canada -- History -- To 1763 (New France), Florida -- History -- Huguenot colony, 1562-1565.,...
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by Bacqueville de La Potherie, M. de (Claude-Charles Le Roy), 1668-1738
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4 volumes : illustrations (some folded), maps (some folded), music ; 16 cm (12mo)
Topics: Canada -- History -- To 1763 (New France), Iroquois Indians -- Early works to 1800., Indians of...
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2 volumes ; 21 cm
Topics: Champlain, Samuel de, -- approximately 1567-1635., New France -- Discovery and exploration.,...
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by Charlevoix, Pierre-François-Xavier de, 1682-1761; Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772. Remarques ... sur les cartes et les plans
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3 v. : ill., maps ; 26 cm. (4to)
Topics: Canada -- History -- To 1763 (New France), Florida -- History -- Huguenot colony, 1562-1565.,...
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by Voltaire, 1694-1778; Troy, Jean-François de, 1679-1752, illustrator; Vleughels, Nicolas, 1668-1737, illustrator; Le Moyne, François, 1688-1737, illustrator; Desplaces, Louis, 1682-1739, engraver; Tardieu, Nicolas Henri, 1674-1749, engraver; Dupuis, Nicolas Gabriel, 1698-1771, engraver; Cochin, Charles Nicolas, 1688-1754, engraver; Jeaurat, Edme, 1688-1738, engraver
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[6], 10, 202 pages, [11] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 30 cm (4to)
Topics: Henry -- IV, -- King of France, -- 1553-1610 -- Poetry., McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
[16], 238, [2] pages : illustrations ; 24 cm (4to)
Topics: Botany -- Pre-Linnean works., Botany -- Canada., Botany -- France -- Paris., Canada, flore., Flore,...
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by Sainte-Marie-Vitaline, soeur, C.N.D., 1873-1954; Congrégation de Notre-Dame de Montréal
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iv, 84 p. ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking, French-Canadian., Menus., Cuisine québécoise., McGill University Library Digitized...
256 pages ; 15 cm
Topics: Cooking, Canadian., Cooking -- Québec (Province), McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
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by Du Châtelet, Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise, 1706-1749, compiler, annotator; Rousseau, Jean-Baptiste, 1670-1741. Works. Selections; La Fontaine, Jean de, 1621-1695. Works, Selections; Pavillon, Étienne, 1632-1705. Works. Selections; Grécourt, 1683-1743. Works. Selections; Crewe, Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes, Marquis of, 1858-1945, former owner
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518 pages, 6 unnumbered pages ; 24 cm
Topics: French poetry -- Early works to 1800., Manuscripts, French -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal.,...
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by Cathelineau, Alexandre; Tissandier, Gaston, 1843-1899, former owner
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[4], 310, [4] pages : frontispiece, 2 diagrams ; 19 cm
Topics: Voyages, Imaginary., Space flight to the moon -- Fiction., McGill University Library Digitized...
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by Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
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175 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking., Cuisine., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking, Cuisine
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288 pages ; 15 cm
Topics: Cooking, Canadian., Cooking -- Québec (Province), McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
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by Great Britain. Commissioners for Adjusting the Boundaries for the British and French Possessions in America; Silhouette, Étienne de, 1709-1767; La Galissonnière, Roland Michel Barrin, marquis de, 1693-1756; La Ville, Jean-Ignace de, 1690-1774; France. Commissaires sur les possessions et les droits de la Grande-Bretagne et de la France en Amérique; Jefferson Exhibit Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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4 v. : maps (engravings) ; 26 cm (4to)
Topics: Nova Scotia -- Boundaries., Saint Lucia -- Early works to 1800., Acadia -- Early works to 1800.,...
3 volumes : illustrations
Topics: People with disabilities -- Rehabilitation -- Congresses., Rehabilitation., Veterans., Congresses.,...
91 pages 24 cm
Topics: Saint-Louis (Paroisse : Saint-Louis-de-l'Isle-aux-Coudres, Québec) -- Histoire., Coudres Island...
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by Great Britain. Commissioners for Adjusting the Boundaries for the British and French Possessions in America; France. Commissaires sur les possessions et les droits de la Grande-Bretagne et de la France en Amérique
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2 volumes : map ; 27 cm
Topics: Treaty of Utrecht -- (1713), Great Britain -- Colonies -- Boundaries -- America., France --...